New Slideshow: Arquetopia (Puebla) on Bēhance

BWe have been revamping our residency spaces, reflecting on our experiences, and we have a short slideshow to share:

Click here for Arquetopia (Puebla) Slideshow on Bēhance

We will be adding new photos frequently; stay tuned!

New Slideshow: Arquetopia Oaxaca on Bēhance

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We have been revamping our residency spaces, reflecting on our experiences, and we have a short slideshow to share:

Click here for Arquetopia Oaxaca Slideshow on Bēhance

We will be adding new photos frequently; stay tuned!

Spotlight: Gabrielle Gottfried – Fundraiser and Supporter of the Year 2013

The Staff and Board of Directors of Arquetopia are grateful to Gabrielle1549503_10152120240564704_1446858280_n Gottfried for her generosity, kindness, active and creative support of our Foundation. During this past summer, Gabby organized “Music for Murals,” a live music event with cultural activities, at the Glenbrook South School in Glenview, IL and donated all proceeds to Arquetopia. This was an unexpected and beautiful example of altruism, creating awareness and engaging young students in an international dialogue through the arts. For these reasons, Arquetopia recognizes Gabby as Fundraiser and Supporter of the Year for 2013. As a token of our extensive gratitude, Arquetopia is thrilled to award Gabby a Short-Term Research Residency in both of our spaces in Puebla and Oaxaca, southern Mexico for 2014.

Notable Artist Residencies in Latin America

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Arquetopia was recently recognised in an online listing of Notable Artist Residencies in Latin America, placing us alongside a handful of other exceptional residencies in countries like Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. For more information on any of Arquetopia’s Residency programs in Southern Mexico, visit our main website here: Arquetopia Foundation For Development

Teotitlán Workshop Visit

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Yesterday we visited the workshop of one of our natural pigment instructors in Teotitlán, Oaxaca. Teotitlán is a sleepy little village about 20 minutes out of Oaxaca central. It is well-known for its textiles, in particular, rugs which are woven on hand-operated looms, from wool that is mainly dyed with natural pigments like cochinilla and añil (above left).